The enterprise network firewall market represented by this Magic Quadrant is composed primarily of purpose-built appliances and virtualized models for securing corporate networks. Products must be able to support single-enterprise firewall deployments and large global deployments, including branch offices. These products are accompanied by highly scalable management and reporting consoles, products, and a sales and support ecosystem focused on the enterprise. The firewall market has evolved from simple stateful firewalls to NGFWs, incorporating full-stack inspection to support intrusion prevention, application-level inspection and granular policy control. Such NGFWs will eventually subsume mainstream deployments of stand-alone network intrusion prevention system IPS appliance technology at the enterprise edge. Gartner already sees this shift in the form of reduced IPS buying activity and a flattening of IPS market growth, but Gartner believes the security-conscious segment of the market will continue to use separate IPSs.
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According to Gartner market research, the worldwide IPS market in for stand-alone appliances grew approximately 6. Data collected from vendors for this Magic Quadrant independently from the market report we cited above validates this range. Factors driving those estimates include the following:. Considering these factors, Gartner forecasts that the end-user total spending for the IPS market will grow by approximately 3. As adjacent platforms continue to integrate better-quality IPS technology, growth in the stand-alone IPS market will continue to slow.
IPS has had two primary performance drivers: the handling of network traffic at near-wire speeds, and the deep inspection of the traffic based on the signatures, rules and policy. The first generation of IPS was effectively a binary operation of "threat or no threat," based on signatures of known vulnerabilities.
Rate shaping and quality of service were some of the first aspects that brought context to otherwise single-event views. As inspection depth has increased, digging deeper into the same silo of the traffic yields fewer benefits. This next generation of IPS applies fuller stack inspection, but also applies new sources of intelligence to existing techniques:.
Both of these acquiring vendors had their own IPS technologies before they made their purchases. Gartner believes both vendors will eventually and necessarily streamline their IPS portfolios to offer one stand-alone solution; however, they will be challenged to ensure that the innovations they acquired make it into the portfolios and are not sidelined. As the IPS market flattens its growth rate, we expect the strongest NGIPS providers to grow their market shares, driving weaker players from the market and leaving buyers with a stable set of vendors from which to choose.
However, the stand-alone IPS market will persist to serve several scenarios:. This runs up to 20 Gbps of inspected throughput, and has IPS blades that run in HP networking switches which are not evaluated here. HP does not have its own secure Web gateway or secure email gateway products.
For the purposes of this Magic Quadrant, we are evaluating Stonesoft's technology separately as it transitions into McAfee's portfolio. Historically, IPS was its primary market, and Sourcefire was well-known for being the commercial manager of the Snort open-source security products.
Sourcefire also sells the Advanced Malware Protection AMP portfolio, which contains its advanced threat defense capabilities, to its customer base. Post a Comment. Market Overview According to Gartner market research, the worldwide IPS market in for stand-alone appliances grew approximately 6.
Factors driving those estimates include the following: The threat landscape is currently aggressive, but major IPS vendors were slow to address botnet and advanced targeted threats. As market penetration advances, growth as a percentage will flatten.
NGIPS Is Real IPS has had two primary performance drivers: the handling of network traffic at near-wire speeds, and the deep inspection of the traffic based on the signatures, rules and policy. This next generation of IPS applies fuller stack inspection, but also applies new sources of intelligence to existing techniques: Correlation — relating events to one another, internal and external to the IPS Context — bringing information to bear to better understand the observations Content — classifying executables These advances are discussed in detail in "Defining Next-Generation Network Intrusion Prevention.
Separation of the firewall and IPS is desired for organizational or operational reasons for example, data center security. Niche designs exist as in certain internal segmentation scenarios where IPS is desired, but without a firewall. No comments:. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom.
2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls
The network intrusion prevention system market has undergone dynamic evolution, increasingly being absorbed by next-generation firewall placements. Next-generation IPSs are available for the best protection, but the IPS market is being pressured by the uptake of advanced threat defense solutions. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc.
Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Prevention Systems